Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Too Much Tea Leads Detroit Woman To Fluoride Overdose

Too Much Tea Leads Detroit Woman To Fluoride Overdose:
For anyone who doubts that ingesting fluoride is bad for you, consider the case of a woman who drank 100 cups of tea per day. From CBS Detroit:
A 47-year-old Detroit woman is recovering after an extreme addiction to tea.
Henry Ford Hospital Bone & Mineral Research Head Sudhaker Rao says the patient drank the equivalent of 100 cups of tea a day for 17 years. He says she lost all her teeth and doctors at first thought she had cancer, but as it turned out, she was suffering from a fluoride overdose.
“Among the beverages that contain fluoride, tea actually contains the highest amount of fluoride, however, it is a small quantity in each bag so we don’t drink that many. So if you overflow your system … the kidney is unable to excrete this load of fluoride from this many bags of tea,” said Rao…
[continues at CBS Detroit]